Metro Detroit

NEWSLETTER: DECEMBER 2023

December 17, 2023

OUR 2023 HOLIDAY SPEC-TACULAR

FOR THOSE WHO CELEBRATE.

When it comes to gift giving, we say go big AND go home – ideally… wait for it… to your new spec home!

The December 2023 Newsletter is here, and with it, our annual Holiday Spec-tacular; featuring recently completed homes currently for sale around Metro Detroit.

Some come with festive holiday discounts, while others come with this year’s most popular currency, reduced interest rates.

So check out our finely procured list of move-in ready homes from some of our favorite builders, featuring everyone’s favorite words during the holidays: no assembly required.

Pictured above: Reserve at West Bloomfield, by Toll Brothers.


Willow Woods lot 94 Lombardo Homes

WILLOW WOODS | BRIGHTON

In what is generally regarded as one of the prettiest new home developments in Southeast Michigan, Willow Woods by Lombardo Homes is surrounded by thick ravines and protected wetlands, spread across a rolling topography that feels more like Northern Michigan.

Currently, there are two (2) move-in ready homes that are ready to go in this neighborhood: a 2,200+ sqft Edgewater plan priced at $484,900 (pictured above), and a 2,300+ sqft Bloomington plan priced at $489,900.

Both homes feature 3 bed/2.5 bath, 2-car garages, and a healthy amount of upgrades.

For additional details, and the various incentives currently available on both homes, have your agent connect with Chelsea Anthony directly; if you’re already working with us, let us know what details we can find out and/or what questions we can get answered for you.


Margate Model Home, Robertson Brothers Plymouth

MARGATE | PLYMOUTH

Robertson Brothers Homes hit a homerun with Margate in Plymouth; new construction homes in much closer proximity to Plymouth’s amazing Downtown District, then virtually all of the new neighborhoods developed in the past 20 years that are west of Beck Road.

It’s no surprise they are now sold out and selling the model.

So, here it is, last call for Margate – the model home, which is a Sheridan floorplan, features 4 bed/2.5 bath, over 3,100 sqft and all the goodies that come with a model home: upgrades galore, designer paint and trim, landscaping, a deck, a fence, and more!

If you’ve ever wanted to bag a model, this is your chance.

For additional details, have your agent connect with Matt Tippet directly; if you’re already working with us, let us know what details we can find out and/or what questions we can get answered for you.

Margate Model, 45502 Magnolia Kitchen

Margate Model, 45502 Magnolia Owners Bath


Breckenridge Pulte, 4903 Glenora

BRECKENRIDGE | LAKE ORION

Located in a commute-friendly location near I-75 and Baldwin Road, Breckenridge by Pulte Homes offers amazing access for those working in Auburn Hills and the surrounding communities, while still offering all the amenities, dining, and entertainment of the Great Lakes Crossing Corridor (which is a term we just made up but go with it).

Add in the carefree lifestyle these spacious, low-maintenance townhomes afford, and it makes for the perfect living experience to accommodate your busy schedule.

Featuring 3 bed/2.5 bath, and over 2,000 sqft, 4903 Glenora Drive includes 1st and 2nd story sunroom additions, high-end finishes, and is being offered with multiple incentives.

For additional details, have your agent connect with Nicollette Longuskidirectly; if you’re already working with us, let us know what details we can find out and/or what questions we can get answered for you.


City Modern, townhome exterior

CITY MODERN | DETROIT

The transformative City Modern development has revived Brush Park, one of the city’s prized neighborhoods, and returned it to its former glory.

Since opening in 2016, this joint venture between Hunter Pasteur Homes and Bedrock has seen a sizable piece of the puzzle connecting Downtown to Midtown enjoy brisk sales; we’ve already seen some staggering resale prices on earlier units that have hit the market.

They’re down to the last few condos, so this is it if you want something new in City Modern.

Our choice is 246 Edmund Place: featuring 2 bed/2 full bath/2 half bath, this nearly 2,300 sqft condo offers contemporary style with historic touches that allow these new buildings to blend in with the tradition of the surrounding neighborhood. As the price would suggest, high-end finishes abound.

For additional details, have your agent connect with Carol Gitlin directly; if you’re already working with us, let us know what details we can find out and/or what questions we can get answered for you.

City modern townhome lower plan

City Modern townhome plan upper


Reserve West Bloomfield Toll Brothers 5592 Ellemere

RESERVE | WEST BLOOMFIELD

Situated on a sprawling 90+ acre section of the township near Haggerty and Walnut Lake Road, The Reserve at West Bloomfield offers resort-style amenities and protected natural features, that are surrounded by walking trails (which connect to the West Bloomfield Trail system).

Currently, 2 ranch homes are available for immediate occupancy, but our focus is on the price leader – 5592 Ellemere Lane.

Featuring 2 bed/ 2 bath, and nearly 2,000 sqft, the open concept Berks Newhaven floorplan is one of the more popular plans that Toll Brothers offers. In addition to the Chef’s Kitchen and spacious owners suite, this home includes a number of luxurious finishes.

For additional details, have your agent connect with the Toll Brothers online sales team directly; if you’re already working with us, let us know what details we can find out and/or what questions we can get answered for you.

Reserve West Bloomfield Toll Brothers Kitchen

Reserve West Bloomfield Toll Brothers Front Hall


11741 Powell Ridge MI Homes Exterior

POWELL RIDGE | WASHINGTON TWP

With excellent access to all the conveniences and amenities of Central Macomb County, while still offering the small-town charm found nearby in the Village of Romeo, Powell Ridge by M/I Homes enthusiastically bridges both worlds.

Located on lot #4, 11741 Powell Ridge Lane is move-in ready, and features 4 bed/3.5 bath, over 3,300 sqft, and an expansive entry-level owners suite.

This home also includes a 3-car side-load garage, a study with French doors, a quartz fireplace in the family room, many upgraded finishes, and it is just a couple houses down from the walking trail that leads to the Romeo High School campus, which is adjacent to the north side of the neighborhood.

For additional details, have your agent connect with the M/I Homes online sales team directly; if you’re already working with us, let us know what details we can find out and/or what questions we can get answered for you.


787 Ann Street Birmingham Dan Lynch Custom Homes

ANN STREET | BIRMINGHAM

Perfectly positioned between South Old Woodward and Barnum Park, this recently completed stunner by Dan Lynch Custom Homes combines award-winning design with several unique amenities, creating enough buzz that it was profiled in Crain’s Detroit earlier this year.

Featuring 4 bed/5 full bath/2 half bath, and over 3,800 sqft, 787 Ann Street also offers an innovative attached 2-car garage; a 3rd-story roof-top deck with room for a hot tub, along with a separate game room that includes its own ventilation system for cigar smokers; 10-foot ceilings in the finished basement (allowing for a golf simulator), along with spaces for a home gym, theater room, full bath, and wine room.

For additional details, have your agent connect with the Dan Lynch Custom Homes team directly; if you’re already working with us, let us know what details we can find out and/or what questions we can get answered for you.

787 Ann Street Birmingham kitchen

787 Ann Street Birmingham Owners Bath

 


(OUR) CURRENT LISTINGS

OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION COLLECTION

Lot #15 Whispering Ridge Estates December 2023

LOT #15 | WHISPERING RIDGE ESTATES

Progress continues on this BRAND NEW/NEVER-BEEN-BUILT ranch floor plan by Strathdale Development. Featuring 3 bed/2.5 bath/2,450 sqft, a 3-car garage, and a ton of high-end finishes, we anticipate completion early next year.

Check out our latest video here, where we take a quick tour through the home.

Located near Benstein & Glengary in Commerce, Whispering Ridge Estates is in one of the few sections of the township that doesn’t require navigating 2-lane roads while winding around every lake in Oakland County, resulting in commute times that range from 30 min to the Donner Party. Yay! Connect with us for the details!


new homes in novi, 24191 Trafalgar

24191 TRAFALGAR COURT | NOVI

Located near 10 Mile & Beck in the heart of Novi, and featuring award-winning/awe-inspiring/otherworldy/all-the-things Novi Schools, you can’t Novi any harder than this.

Built by Kensington Family Homes, this colonial features 5 bed/4 bath, over 3,400 sqft, and a 3-car side entry garage, along with all the luxury finishes you’ve come to expect from Kensington.

This home is nearing completion!

Connect with us (if you’re already working with us), or reach out to Julie directly for the details.


Uptown Village Milford, exterior pic

UPTOWN VILLAGE | MILFORD

Sure, there’s another notable development getting a lot of attention in the Milford area at the moment, but this quaint new development by Kensington Family Homes puts you a little closer to the heart of Milford.

Located on the north side of Downtown Milford in Uptown Village, these well-appointed 2-3 bed/2.5-3.5 bath townhomes are a short walk to one of Metro Detroit’s most coveted historical downtowns, with rows of shops and restaurants that are steeped in the authenticity that comes with nearly two centuries of cultivation.

Only a small offering of these townhomes will be built, so act soon; connect with us (if you’re already working with us), or reach out to Julie directly for the details.


OUR NOT NEW (BUT NEW TO YOU) COLLECTION

1260 Diamond Court Exterior Front

1260 DIAMOND COURT | ROYAL OAK

A coveted “Garden” floorplan in the 33 on Harrison development, 1260 Diamond Court offers the rare opportunity for new-ish construction in Royal Oak for under $350K!!

Located just a couple of blocks east of Main Street, and featuring 2 bed/2 bath and 1,435 sqft, the proximity to entertainment + dining is incredible, while still offering a neighborhood setting.

Built less than 5 years ago and barely lived-in, this home features a number of upgrades and high-end finishes.

Bonus: as the coronavirus pandemic lingered, the popularity of the Garden level units skyrocketed, since they offered the only layout that allowed visitors to access the patio/balcony area without needing to enter the unit.

Click here for the MLS details and Connect with us for answers to your questions or to schedule a showing.

1260 Diamond Court kitchen

1260 Diamond Court Dining Room

1260 Diamond Court Owners Bath


IN OTHER RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION NEWS

Hudson's site, view from Brush Park, November 2023

HUDSON’S SITE | DETROIT

As the highly anticipated Hudson’s Tower continues its climb above Downtown Detroit, information on the residential component remains limited. Last month, Dan Gilbert revealed that there would be “90 or so” luxury condos in the tower. That number was down from both the original estimate of 330 residential units, as well as the adjusted number from 2022 when it was reported there would be 100-120 residential units.

Whatever ends up happening, we are following it; we recently posted a blog on the development and will continue updating the post as more info becomes available… [read more]


NEXT MONTH: OUR 2023 PREVIEW

Our highly anticipated annual preview arrives in January – check out some of the new neighborhoods on deck for Metro Detroit next year. Or don’t.

Pssst – hey, builders and developers: now would be a good time to let us know if you have a neighborhood that should be included on the list. Don’t wait until the list comes out, because… right. Good talk.

 


BUILDERS: DON’T JUST LIST YOUR HOMES…

GET THEM IN FRONT OF THE RIGHT BUYERS!

Our website caters exclusively to new-home-specific buyers, so in addition to the usual audiences found on the MLS, Zillow, etc., we also bring you local buyers searching specifically for new homes, by creating original, organic content, and pairing it with a social media strategy that guides prospects directly to your listing; and we do it for less than what resale agents charge.

If you’re already working with a client and they have a house to sell, we can help with that as well – using our knowledge of the construction process, to help prevent any issues with timing, etc., when we list their home.

Get in touch to find out how we can sell your homes (and your client’s home), and save everyone money in the process.

Also… if you like what you’ve seen in our November 2023 newsletter, connect with us to find out how your homes can be featured in future newsletters!


AGENTS: BECOME AN EXPERT…

WE ARE THE HOME FOR NEW HOME SPECIALISTS!

Join us. We are growing our national network of New Home Experts® agents across the United States and beyond.

If you are a builders sales rep looking for something different, or an agent/broker with a masterful level of experience selling or building new construction homes in your local market, we want to talk.

Set your business apart from competitors by focusing on this lucrative real estate sector; one that most other agents are either afraid of, intimidated by, or both.

Interested? Let’s chat about the life of an “expert” and if it’s the right path for your career.

 

RevUp with Homesite Mortgage, as featured in our September 2023 Newsletter

Btw, we have partnered with Homesite Mortgage on their RevUp Program, which assists Realtors® with getting their mortgage license and provides them the support system to add a side hustle in an adjacent industry.

Jeff was a test subject in the program and passed with flying colors, so we are confident you can too!


CLIENTS: WE LOVED WORKING WITH YOU!

…AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AS WELL.

(at least, the ones who are like you)

Refer a friend to new home experts, get a $100 amazon gift card

Our clients mean the world to us, and watching their dreams turn into reality is what keeps us going. We appreciate all of you, and would love the opportunity to help your friends, family, and co-workers as well.

If anyone you refer to us builds, buys, or lists a home with a New Home Experts agent from now until the end of 2024, we will send you a $100 Amazon gift card to show our appreciation.

Call, email, or just send them our way – we’ll take it from there.

And of course, if YOU decide to build, buy, or list with us again, the same offer applies to you.


CONTACT US

Questions about your new home search? Call or email us today – we look forward to hearing from you! Not ready for that kind of commitment? Check out our new-home-specific-search and email us incognito. Use a name like Santos L. Halper. We’ll never know it’s you…

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The owners of The New Home Experts®, who have more than 40 years combined experience in real estate, much of that with builders like Pulte & Toll Brothers.  They also provide market research for area builders, developers, and national firms.  If you’re considering a new home, remember: the builders’ rep represents the builder, not you.  Work with the only local agents in Metro Detroit to specialize in new homes, and save money in the process – ask us how!

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